The Democratic National Convention kicked off today amidst a backdrop of controversy, protest, and the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The current state of the party, combined with recent poll numbers and projections showing Hillary Clinton losing ground to Donald Trump in important swing states, has many questioning the direction of their party leadership and the Clinton campaign’s ability to sell their candidate.
Those issues, combined with the frustration of many Bernie Sanders supporters over reports of voter roll purges and the DNC actively working against his campaign, is beginning to create friction between party hardliners and other registered Democrats who are threatening to vote for anyone other than Hillary Clinton.
Today at the convention, one woman best summed up the feelings of those remaining Sanders supporters who refuse to support Clinton, giving a scathing review of the choice voters are being left with heading into the general election.
Asked about whether she thought Trump was a better choice, she launched into a brutal tirade:
I don’t give a f*ck about Trump! OK? Trump is dangerous for this country, and so is Hillary Clinton!
The woman, pledged Bernie Sanders delegate Portia Boulger, went on to slam Hillary Clinton on a wide rage of topics, including her support for fracking and desire to send troops into more armed conflicts.